The best way to describe Captain Ludwig is with reference to Dizzypad, a title released in February which we really enjoyed. Captain Ludwig is a super-hero of sorts that with little fanfare, finds himself each level spinning around a planet, tasked with flying from planet to planet bringing luminescence to the greyed out rocks of space.
Similar to Dizzypad, the trick to Captain Ludwig is to time your one finger tap just right to direct Ludwig to the next planet. If you overshoot your mark or mis-time your flight, your hero will find himself lost in the ethers of space and minus a life. In many ways, Captain Ludwig is an improvement over Dizzypad, with a number of traps and pitfalls introduced to make your solitary task that little bit harder. Noxious planets can only be rested on for a short while, while turrets and spikes and a number of other hazards ensure that your planet-to-planet hopping expedition is a measured one. Of course, there are a number of helpful gameplay elements too, with bubbles protecting you from harm and rocket ships allowing you to get to out-of-reach planets.
All up, the 21 levels in Captain Ludwig regularly introduce new gameplay elements to keep you on your toes. The game is presented in a stylish monotone that whilst we liked, didn't think offered the same appeal as the gorgeous backdrops of Dizzypad, and tended to get a little boring. That said, if you're a fan of the one-tap timing and high score-centered gameplay of Dizzypad, then Captain Ludwig should be just your thing, with OpenFeint integration and leaderboards available for every level.
Be sure to try out the free Lite Version too if you want to see the gameplay in action for yourself.